Research at the PV Technology Laboratory focuses on a wide range of themes and to activities extending well beyond scientific research. We pursue research collaborations and conduct research in collaboration with other academic and industrial institutes.
- Outdoor photovoltaic performance
Our group specializes in outdoor performance assessments of innovative photovoltaic devices at both cell/module/system levels. Research in this area focuses to investigate the real performance of different technology PV technologies, optimise the yield of PV systems, develop special module packaging designs. The devices are outdoor exposed in the infrastructure located at the photovoltaics test laboratory.
- PV applications
Research in this theme focuses in the field of mini-grids, transportation and building integrated PV (BIPV) and building applied PV (BAPV) applications.
- Grid integration
We conduct research in close collaboration with grid utility operators in the fields of distributed generation and smart grids.
- Performance modelling
Research in this area aims to develop a deep understanding in the fields of PV system energy production, ageing and degradation as well as spectral simulation.
- Standardisation and characterisation
Development of models and characterisation of new PV cell technologies and concentrating PV (CPV) both indoors and outdoors.